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The Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, one of the largest medical libraries in the world, serves the Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston Medical Library and the Massachusetts Medical Society. The Countway Library holds more than 630,000 volumes, subscribes to 3,500 current journal titles and houses over 10,000 non-current biomedical journal titles. The library also houses one of the world's leading medical history collections, and provides access to many electronic information resources. The Countway hosts The Center for the History of Medicine, which includes Archives and Records Management Program for the schools of the Harvard medical area, and the Warren Anatomical Museum.

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Topics: Monsters, Abnormalities, Human, Congenital Abnormalities
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Topic: Medicine, Medieval
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by Donati, Marcello, 1538-1602
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Topics: Clinical medicine, Clinical Medicine
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by Macer, Floridus; Choulant, Ludwig, 1791-1861; Hermann, Gottfried, 1772-1848; Sillig, Julius, 1801-1855; Walahfrid Strabo, 807?-849. Hortulus; Otho, Cremonensis. De electione meliorum simplicum ac speciarum medicinalium rhythml; Folz, Hans, ca. 1440-1513. Confectbuch
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This herbal "was probably composed by Odo of Meurg, or by another Frenchman"--Introduction to the history of science / by George Sarton, v. 1 (1927), p. 741
Topics: Materia medica, Vegetable, Botany, Medical, Medicine, Medieval, Plants, Medicinal
Title vignette; head pieces; initials
Topics: Monsters, Abnormalities, Human, Congenital Abnormalities
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by Celsus, Aulus Cornelius; Sondervorst, F.-A. (François-André), 1909- former owner. hou; Serenus Sammonicus, Quintus. Liber medicinalis; Torresanus, Andreas, de Asula, 1451-1529, printer; Bradford, T. G. (Thomas Gamaliel), 1802-1887, inscriber. hou
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Topic: Medicine, Greek and Roman
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by Guy, de Chauliac, ca. 1300-1368; Joubert, Laurent, 1529-1583; Joubert, Isaac; Tinghi, Philippe, d. 1580, publisher; Beraud, Symphorien, d. 1586, printer; Michel, Etienne, fl. 1578-1586, printer
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Topics: Surgery, General Surgery
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Topics: Botany, Medical, Materia medica, Zoology, Materia Medica, Zoology
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by Gazes, Theodoros, ca. 1400-ca. 1475; Avicenna, 980-1037. Qanun fi al-tibb. Latin; Blaise, Armengaud, ca. 1264-1312?; Arnaldus, de Villanova, d. 1311; Avicenna, 980-1037. Cantica; Celsus, Aulus Cornelius; Desparts, Jacques, ca. 1380-1458. Summula super plurimis remediis ex Mesue libris; Galen. Techne iatrike; Hippocrates. Works. Selections. Latin; Myt, Jacques, fl. 1508-1539, printer
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Contents as in the edition of 1515
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At head of title: Albertus Magnus
Topics: Obstetrics, Botany, Precious stones, Natural history, Magic
Two columns to the page
Topics: Baths, Balneology, Balneology
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Initial imprimatur leaf dated: Jan. 20. 1663
Topics: Neuroanatomy, Nervous system
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Topics: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Sexually transmitted diseases
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by Bartholin, Thomas, 1616-1680; Bartholin, Caspar, 1585-1629. [Anatomicae institutiones (Adaptations, etc.) 1684]; Walaeus, Johannes, 1604-1649. Epistolae duae de motu chyli et sanguinis
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Includes index
Topics: Human anatomy, Anatomy
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Includes index
Topics: Materia medica, Therapeutics, Materia Medica, Therapeutics
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Engraved front. depicting a medallion honoring Morgagni, with his portrait, bears the date 1718
Topics: Anatomy, Pathology, Human anatomy, Pathology
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Topics: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Sexually transmitted diseases
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by Donati, Marcello, 1538-1602; Heredi di Lucantonio Giunta, printer
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Signatures: aA-2F
Topics: Clinical medicine, Clinical Medicine
Added engraved title page, illustrated with title: Res Brasiliae imperante ..
Topics: Brazil, Mapuche language
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Topics: Surgery, General Surgery
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by Alpini, Prosper, 1553-1617; Alpini, Prosper, 1553-1617. De balsamo dialogus; Alpini, Prosper, 1553-1617. De rhapontico disputatio; Bondt, Jakob de, 1592-1631. De medicina Indorum; Guilandinus, Melchior, 1519 or 20-1589
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Topics: Medicine, Egyptian, Medicinal plants, Medicine, Plants, Medicinal
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Vol. 1: [12], 248 p., VII, [1] leaves of plates (some folded); v. 2: [4], 280 p., I folded leaf of plates; v. 3: [4], 308 p., IV [i.e. 3] folded leaves of plates; v. 4: [4], 218, [2] p., III folded leaves of plates; v. 5: [4], 295, [1] p., III folded leaves of plates; v. 6: [4], 300 p., VII [i.e. 5] leaves of plates (some folded); v. 7: [8], 300 p., V [i.e. 3] folded leaves of plates; v. 8: [4], 218, [2] p., VI [i.e. 5] folded leaves of plates; v. 9: [8], 290, [2] p., IV [i.e. 2] folded leaves...
Topics: Surgery, Human anatomy, Medicine, General Surgery, Anatomy
Pt. [2] has special title page: Historiae fontis et balnei admirabilis Bollensis liber quartus. De lapidibus metalicisque ... in ipsis terrae visceribus figuratis ... Montisbelgardi: Apud Jacobum Foilletum, 1598
Topics: Mineral waters, Health resorts, Mineral Waters, Health Resorts
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by Frigio, Pietro Francesco, 1586 or 7-1659; Hippocrates Epidemics. Selections. Latin & Greek
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Includes Greek and Latin texts of cases from Epidemics 1 and 3
Topics: Epidemics, Disease Outbreaks, History, Ancient
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First published as a series of 35 separate works, 1748-54
Topics: Therapeutics, Therapeutics
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Topics: Mineral waters, Health resorts, Mineral Waters, Health Resorts
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by Bertucci, Niccolò, d. 1347; Neuss, Melchior von, fl. 1525-1551, printer; Caesarius, Johannes, 1468?-1550?
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NLM 16th cent.
Topics: Medicine, Medieval, Medicine, History, 16th Century
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by Sprengel, Kurt Polycarp Joachim, 1766-1833
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Topics: Medicine, Pathology, Pharmacology, Medicine, Pathology, Pharmacology, genealogy
Printer's device; initials; side notes
Topics: Galen, Medicine, Greek and Roman
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by Lancisi, Giovanni Maria, 1654-1720
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Garrison-Morton
Topics: Malaria, Communicable diseases, Sanitation, Marshes, Mosquitoes, Malaria, Sanitation, Insect Vectors
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by Theophilos Protospatharios, 7th cent; Ibn Masawayh, Yuhanna, d. 857 or 8. Nawadir al-tibbiyah. Polyglot; Hippocrates. Prognostics. Latin; Hippocrates. Hippocratic oath. Latin; Gazes, Theodoros, ca. 1400-ca. 1475; Celsus, Aulus Cornelius; Galen. Techne iatrike; Hippocrates. Aphorisms. Latin; Hunayn ibn Ishaq al-Ibadi, 809?-873. Isagoge ad Tegni Galeni; Gregori, Giovanni de', 15th cent., printer; Gregori, Gregorio de', fl. 1480-1528, printer
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"Jusjurandum Hypo.": p. [188]
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Topics: Surgery, General Surgery
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Errata: p. [382]
Topics: Surgery, General Surgery
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Topics: Materia medica, Pharmacy, Chemistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Chemistry
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by Varanda, Jean de, 1563 or 4-1617; Mylaeus, Petrus, fl.1612; Vege, Petrus de, fl. 1619. Pax methodicorum cum spagyricis
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Title vignette; head pieces; initials
Topics: Women, Gynecology, Gout, Epilepsy, Edema, Leprosy
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by Gilles, de Corbeil, fl. 1200; Choulant, Ludwig, 1791-1861
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Topics: Urology, Pulse, Pharmacology, Medicine, Medieaval, Urology, Pulse, Pharmacology
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by Mercuriale, Girolamo, 1530-1606; Nivelle, Nicolas, 1556-1594, printer
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Topics: Medical literature, Medicine, Greek and Roman, History, Ancient
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Topics: Human anatomy, Anatomy
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by Haen, Anton de, 1704-1776; Wasserberg, Franz August Xaver von, 1748-1791; Boerhaave, Herman, 1668-1738
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Topic: Pathology
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by Ruggero, Frugardo, 12th cent. Practica chirurgica; Rolandus, Parmiensis, 13th Cent; Daremberg, Charles, 1817-1872; Bibliotheque Mazarine
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Topics: Ruggero, Frugardo, 12th cent, Rolandus, Parmensis, fl. 1264, Surgery, General Surgery
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by Fracastoro, Girolamo, 1478-1553; Niccolò, d'Arco, 1479-1546; Ramusio, Giovanni Battista, 1485-1557; Fumano, Adamo Francesco, d. 1587; Comino, Giuseppe, d. 1756?, printer
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Each v. has 2 works with separate title pages (half-titles for the second work in each v.) and paging, all printed by Comino in 1739
Topics: Fracastoro, Girolamo, 1478-1553, Fracastoro, Girolamo, 1478-1553
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by Celsus, Aulus Cornelius; Linden, Johannes Antonides van der, 1609-1664
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Topics: Medicine, Medicine, Greek and Roman
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by Castelli, Bartolomeo, 16th cent; Ravestein, Adriaan
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Topics: Medicine, Medicine, Medicine
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Contains bibliographical footnotes
Topics: Brain, Sympathetic Nervous System, Sympathetic nervous system
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by Hoeven, Cornelis Pruys van der, 1792-1871
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Topics: Medicine, Medicine
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Vol. 1: [12], 248 p., VII, [1] leaves of plates (some folded); v. 2: [4], 280 p., I folded leaf of plates; v. 3: [4], 308 p., IV [i.e. 3] folded leaves of plates; v. 4: [4], 218, [2] p., III folded leaves of plates; v. 5: [4], 295, [1] p., III folded leaves of plates; v. 6: [4], 300 p., VII [i.e. 5] leaves of plates (some folded); v. 7: [8], 300 p., V [i.e. 3] folded leaves of plates; v. 8: [4], 218, [2] p., VI [i.e. 5] folded leaves of plates; v. 9: [8], 290, [2] p., IV [i.e. 2] folded leaves...
Topics: Surgery, Human anatomy, Medicine, General Surgery, Anatomy
Engraved half title page
Topics: Embryology, Surgery, Anatomy, Nutritional Physiological Phenomena, Medicine, General Surgery
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by Galen; Akakia, Martin, 1497-1551; Rouillé, Guillaume, 1518?-1589, publisher; Constantin, Antoine, 16th cent., publisher; Rollet, Philibert, printer; Fraenus, Bartholomaeus, printer
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Colophon: Lugduni, Excudebant Philibertus Rolletus, et Bartholomaeus Fraenus, impensis ... Gulielmi Rovillii, et Antonii Constantini
Topic: Medicine, Greek and Roman
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Topic: Pharmacopoeias
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by Marzio, Galeotto, 1427-1497; Marzio, Galeotto, 1427-1497. Refutatio objectorum in librum De homine a Georgio Merula; Merula, Giorgio, d. 1494. In librum De homine Galeotti Narniensis opus
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Topics: Human anatomy, Anatomy
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by Melicher, Ludwig Joseph, 1816-1871
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Topics: Cerebrovascular disease, Cerebrovascular Disorders
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by Boissier de la Croix de Sauvages, François, 1706-1767
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Topics: Nosology, Disease
Printer's device; initials; side notes
Topics: Galen, Medicine, Greek and Roman
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Topics: Anatomy, Human dissection, Embalming, Anatomy, Dissection, Embalming
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by Sprengel, Kurt Polycarp Joachim, 1766-1833
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Topics: Medicine, Pathology, Pharmacology, Medicine, Pathology, Pharmacology, genealogy
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V. 2-4 printed by Baldassare Comini
Topics: Hygiene, Therapeutics, Materia medica
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by Fracastoro, Girolamo, 1478-1553; Niccolò, d'Arco, 1479-1546; Ramusio, Giovanni Battista, 1485-1557; Fumano, Adamo Francesco, d. 1587; Comino, Giuseppe, d. 1756?, printer
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Each v. has 2 works with separate title pages (half-titles for the second work in each v.) and paging, all printed by Comino in 1739
Topics: Fracastoro, Girolamo, 1478-1553, Fracastoro, Girolamo, 1478-1553
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Topics: Neuroanatomy, Nervous system
Signatures: a-cdA-2Q
Topics: Syphilis, Syphilis
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by Galen; Hofmann, Caspar, 1572-1648; Scheffer, Sebastian, 1631-1686; Volckamer, Johann Georg, 1616-1693
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Part [2] has special title page: Vita medica; hoc est Galeni ugieinon; sive, Methodi sanitatis tuendae libri VI
Topics: Medicine, Greek and Roman, Medicine
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by Llull, Ramón, 1232?-1316; Johannes, de Rupescissa, ca. 1300-ca. 1365. De consideratione quintae essentiae; Grimm, Sigmund, fl. 1517-1527, printer; Wirsung, Marx, fl. 1517-1527, printer
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De secretis naturae is a Lullian version of De consideratione quintae essentiae by Johannes de Rupescissa
Topics: Alchemy, Medicine, Medieval, Alchemy
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Topics: Surgery, General Surgery
Printer's device; initials; side notes
Topics: Galen, Medicine, Greek and Roman
Includes index
Topics: Medicine, Medicine, Greek and Roman, History, Ancient, Medicine
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by Orta, Garcia de, 16th cent; Plantin, Christophe, ca. 1520-1589, printer; Clusius, Carolus, 1526-1609
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Topics: Materia medica, Materia medica, Vegetable, Medicinal plants, Plants, Medicinal
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by Hippocrates; Foës, Anuce, 1528-1595; Palladius Iatrosophista. Scholia in Hippocratis De fracturis; Santalbinus, Jacobus, d. 1597; Andreae Wecheli Heredes, printers; Marnius, Claudius, d. 1610, printer; Aubry, Jean, d. 1600 or 1, printer
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Latin text, reprinted from Foes' Greek and Latin edition of 1595. Palladius' scholia translated by Jacobus Santalbinus
Topics: Medicine, Greek and Roman, Medicine, Ancient
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Vol. VII comprised of two parts in one volume
Topics: Anatomy, Anatomy
Part 2 has special title page: ... Pars secunda, sive praxis ... In quibus mulierum morbi universi ... traduntur ... Additis insuper singulis fere capitibus, ejusdem autoris scholiis ... quibus pleraque Hippocratis & Galeni difficilima loca universaeque fere ars medica illustratur ..
Topics: Gynecology, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Obstetrics
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Vol. 1: [12], 248 p., VII, [1] leaves of plates (some folded); v. 2: [4], 280 p., I folded leaf of plates; v. 3: [4], 308 p., IV [i.e. 3] folded leaves of plates; v. 4: [4], 218, [2] p., III folded leaves of plates; v. 5: [4], 295, [1] p., III folded leaves of plates; v. 6: [4], 300 p., VII [i.e. 5] leaves of plates (some folded); v. 7: [8], 300 p., V [i.e. 3] folded leaves of plates; v. 8: [4], 218, [2] p., VI [i.e. 5] folded leaves of plates; v. 9: [8], 290, [2] p., IV [i.e. 2] folded leaves...
Topics: Surgery, Human anatomy, Medicine, General Surgery, Anatomy
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Topics: Distillation, Alchemy
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Topics: Anatomy, Anatomy
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Title in red and black; title vignette; head and tail pieces; initials; side notes
Topics: Human anatomy, Anatomy
Topics: Kissing, Kissing, Kissing, Interpersonal Relations, Love, Sexual Behavior, Religion and Sex
Signatures: ãeA-ZAa-Cc
Topics: Parturition, Cesarean Section, Cesarean section, Childbirth, Medicine
Printer's device of Christoph Froschauer I on title page
Topic: Medicine